Our understanding

End consumers require hygiene products that offer increased benefits like comfort, well-being and discreetness. They are conscious about waste and sustainability topics.

For our customers the use of renewable raw materials and an increased efficiency are important to innovate and differentiate with their products and to achieve their sustainability goals.

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Our contributions for a sustainable development

Our products have at least one specific advantage with respect to our customers and end consumer needs:

  • HySorb® and SAVIVA® permeable products increase performance and allow thinner diapers, reducing also waste generation
  • The Biomass Balance approach enables the replacement of fossil with renewable resources in BASF's interlinked production system
  • HySorb® Odor Control increases discreetness and well being
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Sustainable Solution Steering®

Sustainable Solution Steering® is an assessment tool used to analyze and classify our products with the goal of assessing the sustainability contribution of each of our products in its specific application. Based on our approach we evaluate the entire value chain and take into consideration industry- and region-specific views of our markets. We strive to achieve a balance between the three dimensions of sustainability – economy, environment and society. 

Accelerator collection Hygiene

C 100 Sudio  HySorb und Saviva  Superabsorber


SAVIVA® enables new generations of hygiene solutions. This next generation of superabsorbent polymer is based on a pioneering technology platform, the droplet polymerization.
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With HySorb® the BASF’s Hygiene business offers a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the art superabsorbents. 
Im Werksteil Friesenheimer Insel des BASF-Verbundstandorts Ludwigshafen stehen 50 Tanks, die die Produktionsanlagen mit Einsatzstoffen versorgen. Die Tanks haben zusammen etwa ein Fassungsvermögen von 350 Millionen Litern an Petrochemikalien wie Butan, Benzol und Naphtha. 

The Friesenheim Island section of BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen is home to 50 tanks that supply the production facilities with feedstocks. The tanks have a combined total capacity of around 350 million liters of petrochemicals such as butane, benzene and naphtha.

HySorb® Biomass Balanced

It is the only available high-performance superabsorbent polymer based on renewable raw materials with a sustainability certificate.
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HySorb® Advanced Odor Control

BASF Hygiene business has developed a highly innovative solution for incontinence products.